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Ep 8 – Joe Colopy, Co-founder and CEO of Bronto sold for $200M in 2015

Back in early 2000’s, Joe Colopy left his job to build a software product – without funding or without even a firm idea of what to build. The first attempt was not going anywhere and the lock was ticking.  But then with his wife 3 months pregnant, and his back against the wall, he focused...

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Ep 7 – Mark Johnson – Founder of Hotel Chatter, Jaunted and Vegas Chatter which were sold to CondeNast

Today I talk to Mark Johnson, is an entreprenuer, and an investor and a creator.   Back in the early 2000s, Mark started writing reviews for hotels. When he saw it start to gain traffic, he started to think this might be something he would do.  Over the course of 10 years Mark turned that idea...

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Ep 6: James Avery – CEO of Adzerk, ad serving platform earning +$5M a year

In this episode, I talk to James Avery founder and CEO of Adzerk about how he turned a small ad network doing 1 thousand dollars a month in revenue into an ad platform doing over 5 million a year. Adzerk’s platform helps other companies use apis to build ad servers.  James talks about the different...

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Ep 5: Allison Wood – CEO of LCMS+

In this episode, I interview Allison Wood, the CEO of LCMS Plus, an enterprise software solution that helps medical schools streamline accreditation reporting and gain greater insight into medical programs.  Spun-out from Duke, LCMS Plus is software that tracks everything surrounding the education components of medical school, which includes keeping track of student schedules, grades...

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Ep 4: David Hadden – Co-CEO of Pro-ficiency

David Hadden is the co-CEO of Pro-ficiency, a maker of simulation learning technology for the healthcare industry. Using Pro-ficiency’s technology, doctors, patients and clinical trial investigators can face real life scenarios and make decisions in a consequence free environment to improve their performance and create better outcomes.  In this episode, David talks about how he...

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Ep 3: Clarence Bethea – Founder of Upsie

Founded in 2015 by Clarence Bethea, Upsie is an insurance technology company changing the way device warranties are purchased, managed and serviced. In this episode, Clarence tells the story of how he learned about his opportunity in the marketplace, how he got the first version of his product made and what it was like to...

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Ep 2: Nathan Clendenin – CEO of StoryDriven

Nathan Clendenin is the Founder of StoryDriven, an 8-time Emmy Award winning video marketing firm that specializes in telling human centric stories. In this episode, Nathan tells how he develops stories for his customers, what a “brand journalist” is, how StoryDriven comes up with their core values and what it was like to get an...

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Ep 1: Joe Bell – Co-founder and CEO of Cultivate

Joe Bell is the CEO of Cultivate, a social media management platform that helps companies plan, organize, and execute social campaigns that reach more customers. Cultivate was featured in South by Southwest’s 2017 Startup Spotlight and won North Carolina Technology Association’s Top Tech Startup to Watch for 2017.  In this episode, Joe shares his experience...

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